Library and Street Food
Following the successful use of the space for 2015, ConFuzzled will once again be having exclusive use of the Library as an overflow socialising space, which is located immediately off of the main hotel lobby, next to the Lounge bar. This makes it a far more convenient location for our attendees, and helps facilitate the lobby being the heart of the convention.
The room will comprise of additional comfort and table seating, and will play host to some of the ConFuzzled event schedule, including but not limited to, the classic favourite Fur-e-oke! So if you feel like a sing-song after a small tipple at the bar, this is the place to hang out.
Given the popularity of the Hilton Street Food stalls, the brand has continued to blossom at the hotel, and there are now 19 menus currently available. ConFuzzled are working closely with the hotel to ensure the right offering is made available to our attendees and we have fed back to the hotel the results of our recent poll, highlighting what your preferred choices were.
The Hilton will once again be providing the popular pizza promotion menu. The meal deal will consist of one 12″ pizza, a can of soft drink, and ice cream. This year, to add a slight twist, you will be able to get your ice cream from the brand new ice cream bike stand, where the Hilton proudly present a range of flavours, all made in house.
Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea
Fancy something different from the street food and Pizzas? Want a glass of amber nectar to accompany your meal? Going on a date, or just wanting to treat a special someone to a meal for two? The Hilton are pleased to offer a their Gentleman’s Afteroon Tea. A generous selection of different meats, fish, wedges, and pork pie, complete with chocolate fudge cake for after, and a half pint of beer per person – this platter is great to tantalize your taste buds. Subject to availability, the Hilton take pre bookings on this select menu. Please follow the links below, as well as being able to download the menu.
Priced at £35 – this all in meal serves 2.
Ice Cream, You Scream, Everybody Scream!
New for 2016, Hilton’s Chef has been busy at work in the kitchen cooking up a host of delicious in-house home made ice creams, which will be on sale during ConFuzzled (available also as part of the Pizza Promotion). As always, the hotel are welcoming of our own resident mascot, Brok, and felt it fitting to offer a flavour this year dedicated to our cookie munching Badger – and what’s best, YOU GET TO CHOOSE!
Simply follow the link below to the poll to choose your favourite flavour, and you can have your say in what becomes…‘UTTERLY BADGERLY!’
Open 24 hours a day, the lounge is a sociable bar centrally located in the hotel, with an open plan design complete with cosy chairs and sofas, recently refurbished. Large plasma screens keep you up to date with the latest news and sports. You can re-energise with a club sandwich, or embark on a mouth watering Grilled Sirloin Steak, with a host of vegetarian options also available. Alcohol is served to residents 24 hours and non-residents everyday between 11am and 2am.
Attendees are entitled to 20% discount on bar and food prices in the Lounge, excluding convention preferential tariff rates. You must display a valid 2016 ConFuzzled Lanyard. Please ensure you retain receipts as proof of purchase to avoid any possible disputes.
Service points located around the lounge can be used to order food, freeing up the bar and helping speed up overall service.
PLEASE NOTE: After 3am, items may only be charged against residential rooms. Cash and card payments will not be accepted. Table waited service is subject to a 10% gratuity fee.
NEW SELF SERVICE BAR!
Having listened to year-on-year feedback, the Hilton are pleased to announce the introduction of a self-service drinks system, as seen on TV. The self-service bar point is a unique system that uses a pre-paid, top up, wrist band to activate the drinks pump. Once activated, you simply choose the drink you wish to dispense and start to pour. IT’S AS SIMPLE AS THAT!
The smart-pour system tracks how much you have pulled through, so in the event that stop mid-pour, when you return or re-swipe, it will automatically tell you how much pour you have left.
Still being trialled, this year the options will be limited to 2 types of draft only, one beer, and one cider. If the pumps prove to be successful, in future years we hope that this system can then be endorsed further to provide a range of self-service drinks.
Please note Attendees are advised to top up their cards responsibly. Refunds will only be issued on values of £2.50 or less, available from Costa Coffee on Tuesday and Wednesday between the house of 9am and 5pm.
Cocktails have been hugely popular for many years at ConFuzzled, and the Hiltons fine mix of flavours is no different. Once again, having listened to feedback regarding bottle necks at the main bar, the hotel have agreed to give Cocktails their own dedicated space this year, located by Costa Coffee in the main lounge. This will free up servers on the main bar, and in turn hopefully speed up service times.
Brand new for 2016, The Hilton bring to you their new and exciting Milkshake Bar! Three scoops of delicious vanilla ice cream, combined with milk, and flavourings of your choice, this really is a sweet indulgence for all that choose to treat themselves. Fancy something with a bit of a kick? Why not add some alcohol to really spice it up! Please see menu for options.
Available in the main reception area, Costa Coffee is open 24 hours a day, every day, and offers a range of your favourite caffeinated drinks, to small snacks and biscuits. Start your day with a frothy cappuccino, or perhaps send yourself off to sleep with a Hot Chocolate topped with Marshmallows and a Flake! (No discounts available, as priced)
Breakfast is served daily in the Westminster Suite and is inclusive to attendees that are resident at the Hilton Metropole. On offer is a range of options from cereals, fresh fruits, and yoghurt, to the all time favourite English breakfast (Bacon, Sausage, Egg, Fried Bread). With a host of drink selections from tea, coffee, and juices, there is no doubt that you will start the day with a hearty breakfast.
Mon – Fri: 06:30 – 10:30
Sat- Sun: 07:00 – 11:00
(Incl Bank Holidays)
If you are not resident in the hotel, and attending only, you can purchase breakfast on the day.
Continental Breakfast: £10
(no discounts available, as priced)
Attendees who have opted for an executive or suite room can choose to have a continental style breakfast in the executive lounge. Please see details further below.
The executive lounge is an exclusive members’ only space open to guests whom have opted for a room upgrade to one of the executive or suite packages, and other Hilton executive and HHonors guests.
Served daily, this option is available to those attendees who have paid for an executive upgrade package. The offering consists of a fresh and more continental breakfast, inclusive in your stay.
Mon – Fri: 07:00 – 10:00
Sat – Sun: 07:30 – 10:30
(incl Bank Holidays)
A selection of fresh sandwiches and cakes or sweet snacks, afternoon tea is served daily and is available to attendees whom have opted for an executive package upgrade, inclusive in your stay.
Daily: 15:00 – 17:00
During evening service, a selection of alcoholic beverages are available free of charge to attendees whom have opted for an executive package upgrade. The convention advise people to drink responsibly, and remind attendees that the hotel retain the right to refuse service to anyone seen to be exploiting the service, or those considered to be too intoxicated.
Mon – Fri: 18:00 – 20:30
Sat – Sun: 18:00 – 20:00
(incl Bank Holidays)
For those of you wishing to kick back and relax in your room instead of venturing downstairs, room service is available, delivered to your door, 24 hours a day. (no discount available, as priced)